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Jan 27 2020 Travel Guide: Atlanta Adventures BY sgf-adminTAGS

 

 

There’s a lot to do when visiting Atlanta, one of 12 non-stop destinations from the Springfield-Branson Airport. Architecture, entertainment and food are abundant downtown. But, if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, consider these ideas:

 

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve. Just seven miles from downtown, this two-mile hike includes beautiful springs and moss-covered trees. The perfect balance to the hustle and bustle of downtown. 

 

Experience thought-provoking street art thanks to Living Walls Atlanta. In an effort to create healthy and sustainable urban spaces, the organization facilitates creation of more than 100 public murals in the area. Find a map of all locations on the Living Walls website. 

 

Ever dreamt of being an extra for a movie? Atlanta may be your chance. The city offers generous incentives to the movie industry and there’s often filming going on somewhere in the city. The Georgia Department of Economic Development provides a list of casting companies looking for extras in the area. 

 

Whether it’s business or pleasure, the Springfield-Branson Airport is your connection to the world of travel!

 

 


 

You’ve done it again. 2019 was another record-breaking year for our airport! The total passenger count for the year was 1,187,068. That’s up 10.4% over the year before. Thank you for flying Springfield!

And not to overwhelm you with numbers, but 2019 marked our eighth consecutive year of growth — between 2011 and 2019 our passenger numbers grew a sizzling 62%. Wow!

Why such strong growth? It boils down to a good local economy. When the economy is strong folks have more expendable income. That means more people fly.

Airlines have noticed our growth. Last year they increased capacity at our airport by 8%. What does that mean? It means they increased the numbers of airplane seats they had for sale in Springfield. They wouldn’t do that if they weren’t confident they could sell them.

Those of you who fly from SGF on a regular basis know that growth brings growing pains. Especially when it comes to parking. Construction is nearly complete on a new parking lot. It has approximately 750 parking spots and will be ready for the spring break crowds.

Parking improvements for 2020 include construction of a covered pedestrian walkway, and the addition of electric vehicle charging stations.

And finally …

When airlines see growth like ours it makes it a bit easier to convince them to add non-stop destinations. Now don’t get us wrong. We are not suggesting that airlines will now automatically start adding destinations from Springfield. What we are saying is that strong growth makes it easier for the airport to build a business case for more destinations. The business case is all that matters to an airline — it must to be convinced that people will fly to a new destination, in sufficient numbers, to make the route a money maker. Hopefully, in the next year or two, the airlines will have some new destinations to announce.

So, bottom line, keep flying Springfield!

 


Jan 13 2020 A Quick Pre-Travel Checklist BY sgf-adminTAGS

 

 

Plans are made, bags are packed, and alarms are set! Before leaving for the Springfield-Branson National Airport, here are some time-saving tips: 

Check in from home. Don’t wait to get to the airport unless you have special travel needs that require a discussion with the agent. Online check-ins can be done 24 hours before departure at any of the regularly available airlines at SGF.

American Airlines       |        Allegiant       |        Delta       |        United
 

Review your checked and carry-on luggage to ensure it’s within airline guidelines. Weigh bags and decide up-front if you’d rather pay extra luggage fees or remove non-essential items. Need packing tips? See our Holiday Packing Guide here. They’re solid recommendations year-round. 

Get essential travel documents organized ahead of time: itinerary, car rental, hotel confirmations and driver’s license/passport. Store these in an easy-access area, like the front pocket of your carry-on or personal item. Finally, visit the Springfield-Branson website to check your flight status for any changes. 

Now that you’ve checked off everything on your list, you can get to the airport, catch your flight, and sit back and enjoy your trip on one of the 12 non-stop flights offered by the Springfield-Branson National Airport—your connection to the world of travel.